Tips to convert MTS Video to iMovie
Mac computers are unable to import MTS video files that are generated by HD Camcorders. For a Mac computer to be able to import MTS video formats, it has to be running iMovie'09 on an Intel Dual Core or Core Duo Processor, which is a rare case for most users. Therefore, there is a need for a simple method to convert MTS to iMovie such that it is easily imported into a Mac.
Formats that are supported by iMovie include MP4, MPEG, MOV and DV. Therefore, for importing MTS video files, first you will need a converter that can convert MTS into one of the formats that iMovie can understand. With these converters, it is the matter of only a few steps to convert your MTS files into the proper format. Then you will be able to watch all your MTS files on creative zen, Apple TV, Blackberry, Gphone, iPhone, iPod and PSP.
Most video converters will allow you to convert your MTS files to iMovie formats, as well as other formats such as RM, MKV, RMVB, DivX, Xvid, AVI, 3G2 and WMV. This allows you the comfort of editing your videos from your HD camcorders with Premiere Pro, FCP, and FCE, including iMovie. The converters are intelligent enough to be loss-less, so you need not worry about losing any video quality.
For converting the MTS files, first you will have to use a good video converter of your liking. Install this on your Mac and run it. You may either use the drag and drop feature to add your MTS files or use the 'Add File' button to select the desired files, from the list of file types that will pop-up.
Select the output file format, one that is compatible with iMovie, such as the MP4. Now, the only other operation to be done is to click on the 'Convert' button, and your MTS files are converted. Select the MP4 files to be imported and click 'import' to watch them in iMovie.
On your Mac, iMovie can be used to edit, organize and share video clips from camcorders. It is a great application that can also stabilize and correct shaky video clips from your camcorder. As claimed, iMovie ought to be compatible with popular HD camcorders like JVC GZ-HD40, Sony DCR-SR47, Panasonic HDC-HS300 and Canon VIXIA HF200. However, this mostly does not happen, and there is no other alternative than to convert the MTS output from these camcorders to a format that iMovie does understand.